Now that September has here, we can almost smell Autumn in the air! These autumn quotes are the ideal way to kick off a fantastic season.
Summer may be enjoyable, but when the weather cools and the leaves begin to fall, we can know that something is changing. Autumn is the season that ushers us from the hot, sunny months of summer into the cold, dark hours of winter and all of the festivities that the end of the year brings.
Halloween, Thanksgiving, and (dare I say it?) Christmas is all just a hop, skip, and leap away when Fall arrives.
Pumpkins, hot apple cider, warm sweaters, fluffy scarves, and boots are just a few of the things we may expect in the coming weeks.
So, whether you love autumn or just want to get in the spirit for a new season, here are some of the best fall quotes to get you started.
50+ Autumn Quotes to Get You Started
In the United States and Canada, the Autumn season is referred to as Fall since one of the season’s hallmarks is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees. This natural process inspired the hues we associate with Fall: the transition from green to light yellow, deep gold, orange, crimson, and dark red.
For generations, writers and poets have been enthralled by falling leaves and the changing colors of the seasons. Here are some of their best fall quotes.
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.___Henry David Thoreau
Is this not a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonize.__George Eliot
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.___John Burrows
Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day. – Shira Tamir
A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.___Unknown
And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.___Oscar Wilde
Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves.___Humbert Wolfe
And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.__Virginia Woolf
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.__L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.___Elizabeth Lawrence
The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go. – Unknown
Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.___Lauren Destefano
Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.___Chad Sugg
Though Autumn is traditionally a season of letting things go, it can also be a season of renewal and rebirth.
It can be a time to adopt a fresh new outlook on life and find enjoyment in the little things. There may be fewer flowers, but there are plenty of ripe fruits to be found! From group hikes to apple picking and pumpkin patches, fall is the best season to get out outside with friends and family.
Many churches and local organizations have pumpkin patches where you can go and snap a few photos and buy a few pumpkins. Whether you want to make a pie or a Halloween lantern, this is the perfect place!
Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature. – Friedrich Nietzsche
It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.___Sarah Addison Allen
Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around, Where waving woods and waters wild Do hymn an autumn sound. The summer sun is faint on them— The summer flowers depart— Sit still— as all transform’d to stone, Except your musing heart.__Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Autumn
The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure upon the leaves.___Charlotte Bates
The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.__Jane Hirshfield, The Heat of Autumn
Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.___Truman Capote
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus
Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.___Remy de Gourton
Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets; golden colors on the lawn, nature’s trick or treat!__Rusty Fischer
Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year’s end and day’s beginnings.___Terri Guillemets
Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.___Stanley Horowitz
There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of Autumn leaves.___Joe. L. Wheeler
Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile. – William Cullen Bryant
It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.___Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.___Samuel Butler
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.___George Eliot
And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened.___Raquel Franco
I loved Autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.__Lee Maynard
Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. – Jim Bishop
Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.___Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing
Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.___J.K. Rowling
A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.___E.E. Cummings
Dancing of the autumn laves on a surface of a lake is a dream we see when we are awake.__Mehmet Murat Idles
If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.___Victoria Erickson